Covenant University is a Christian institution situated in Canaanland, Ota, Ogun State. It is Nigeria’s top private university and one of the top five in Africa. Spirituality, Possibility mentality, Capacity Building, Integrity, Responsibility, Diligence, and Sacrifice are the University’s seven core values, with Spirituality serving as the arrowhead.
The University provides a variety of programs to ensure that its students receive a well-rounded education that will prepare them for their professional and personal lives. So here are ten things you should know about Covenant University; debunk the lies and wrong notions you’ve read and hear directly from us.
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1. On Employability
Is it true that Covenant University graduates are the most employable?
The majority of Covenant University graduates are frequently the first to be hired by any organization. Covenant University has a reputation for grooming students to be the best versions, so it’s no surprise that graduates are productively engaged after graduation. Moreover, the 2016 and 2017 editions of “The Nigerian Graduate Report” by Stutern ranked Covenant University as Numero Uno in the list of Nigerian Universities (both public and private) with the Most Employable Graduates. What are you waiting for? Come join us!
2. On Dress Code
Is it compulsory at Covenant University to wear corporate shirts and trousers?
Yes, the answer is yes. Covenant University requires students to wear corporate clothes to class and Chapel services, but they are permitted to wear casual clothing at other times. Jeans are not permitted on campus. The same is true for clothing that does not adequately cover the body. You must have heard the saying that says, “The way you dress, is the way you will be addressed.” Ours is royalty – kings and queens, so we dress the path and look like one.
3. On Communication
Are cell phones permitted at Covenant University?
Phones are prohibited at Covenant University, but this does not preclude the use of other devices. You may bring laptops, iPads, iPods, tablets, and even cameras to school, but you must not bring a SIM-enabled device. The goal is to cut down distractions as much as possible and focus on the best of experience and education.
4. On Accessibility
Is internet access available at Covenant University?
Covenant University offers its students unrestricted Wi-Fi access with limitations on illegal sites. As a student, you have unlimited access to Wi-Fi throughout the campus. All you have to do is to log in with your access code and make the best productive use to research, communicate & learn.
5. On Extracurricular
Are there extracurricular activities to add to your CV?
Covenant University offers a variety of extracurricular activities that will not only enhance your CV but will also allow you to grow, get work experience, and contribute to a worldwide cause. There are many of them, from Enactus Covenant University to Hebron Startup Lab, UNESCO Covenant University, CU Hult Prize, Covenant International Model United Nations, and many other communities that will help you grow and connect with like-minded people. Not to talk about the wide range of sporting activities you can engage in at weekends and evenings to rejuvenate & recreate.
6. On Social Activities
Is there any fun at Covenant University?
Covenant University provides many activities and social events that actively include students, and many of these activities are created by students, so you will never feel left out. Comedy performances, TedX, Trade fairs, Departmental Dinners, College Week, Concerts, Movie Nights, and so forth are examples of these events.
7. On Curriculum
Does Covenant University provide courses that are relevant to daily life?
Covenant University provides a wide selection of courses that apply to everyday life, such as exclusive courses on entrepreneurial growth, leadership development, spiritual development, and self-development, and all Covenant University students have access to all of these courses.
8. On Feeding
Am I allowed to cook at Covenant University?
No, students are not allowed to cook; instead, students can purchase their meals of choice from a large range of cuisine available at the campus cafeterias.
9. On Mentorship & Networking
Is it possible for me to establish connections at Covenant University?
Covenant University offers students the opportunity to interact with industry professionals through seminars and town and gown events, where a professional in your field of study will come to talk to you about what is going on in your profession and how you may go ahead as a student. Covenant University also hosts events for corporations to meet and connect with students, to hire them possibly; an example is the career fair.
10. On Exeats
Can I leave the campus if I want to?
You cannot leave the campus without an exeat as a student, just like the way a corps member cannot leave the NYSC orientation camp without an exeat. An exeat is similar to a permission slip that is only granted if you have legitimate reasons to leave school. All you have to do is to make an application and you’re granted an exeat upon review.
Has this been insightful for you?
We can’t wait to have you join us. Overall, Covenant University provides its students with a safe and serene environment that is conducive to learning, research and all-round growth. The impact can be felt wherever they go in the world.
Written by Titilayo Afe | 200 Level, Mass communication